Work with Controls and Properties in VB.NET

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Describe the relationship between a control and its properties in VB.NET.

Identify basic controls used in the development of VB.NET desktop applications.

Use properties to alter the appearance and/or behavior of controls on a VB.NET form.

Clock2 hours
IntermediateIntermediate
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
Comment DotsEnglish
LaptopDesktop only

By the end of this project, you will have used Visual Studio to explore the use of controls and their properties in a VB.NET desktop application. You will design and build a form by adding controls such as labels, text boxes, and buttons. To customize the form, you will learn to alter the values of the properties associated with each control. Working with controls and their properties provides an application developer with the skills needed to develop the user interface—the visual component—of an application. Note: This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We’re currently working on providing the same experience in other regions.

Skills you will develop

User InterfaceDesktop applicationVisual Basic controlsPropertiesVisual Basic .Net

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Practice with the properties used to change the size and background color of the form that appears when a VB.NET desktop application is launched.

  2. Practice with the properties used to change the size and background color of the form that appears when a VB.NET desktop application is launched.

  3. Add a text box control to a VB.NET form to provide an area in which data can be entered on the form when the application has been launched.

  4. Group option buttons together on a VB.NET form so that only one button at a time can be selected.

  5. Add a checkbox to a VB.NET form to allow a Boolean choice (yes or no) and include a button to provide the user with an event that triggers code to be executed.

How Guided Projects work

Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

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